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​Cyber awareness – technical security is just a part of the plan

Blog posts   •   Dec 01, 2016 16:24 GMT

We have recently seen two significant cyber attacks on big businesses hitting the news, and these are just the ones we know about. The ability for hackers to gain access to systems through technical means is not to be underestimated, and specialists work tirelessly to build and maintain secure systems that are now integral to our business and personal lives.

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The maturing world of business continuity

Blog posts   •   Nov 30, 2016 16:31 GMT

It’s been two years since winning the BCI Global Newcomer of the Year Award, and just as long since I featured in the Business Continuity Institute’s '20 in their 20s' publication, so I’ve decided to re-read my contribution to see what’s changed.

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Tim Janes elected Vice Chair of the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Nov 22, 2016 17:03 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to announce that Tim Janes Hon. FBCI will be the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute, as voted for by his fellow members of the Global Membership Council. Tim takes over from James McAlister FBCI who becomes Chair following the end of David James-Brown FBCI’s two years in charge.

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Two thirds of organizations aren't prepared to recover from a cyber attack

News   •   Nov 21, 2016 16:35 GMT

Two thirds of organizations aren’t prepared to recover from a cyber attack, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Resilient (an IBM Company), and only a third of organizations feel they have a high level of cyber resilience.

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Did you feel that? What a Senior Business Continuity Consultant did during the earthquakes

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2016 09:49 GMT

That unmistakable feeling that the world just got unstable is becoming a way of life in NZ, but you never get used to the nightmare that is an earthquake. It seems almost comical to chuck a Senior Business Continuity Consultant into an earthquake, then be evacuated due to a tsunami risk - exactly what we preach daily!

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Political risks are on the rise

News   •   Nov 18, 2016 16:36 GMT

There has been a dramatic increase in political risk according to a new study carried out by Sword Active Risk, and this has largely been attributed to the outcome of the UK Brexit vote and the US Presidential election.

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Getting creative to improve business continuity engagement

Blog posts   •   Nov 18, 2016 09:11 GMT

Whilst the various elements of the business continuity lifecycle have to be addressed in some form if the resulting capability is going to be worth anything, they don't have to be approached in a way that makes people switch off from the outset.

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Developing an effective business continuity awareness programme

Blog posts   •   Nov 17, 2016 16:44 GMT

If standing up in front of a room full of co-workers and explaining why they should care about business continuity sends you into the 'slough of despair', you’re not alone. However, executed properly, business continuity awareness initiatives can be genuinely helpful opportunities to ensure preparedness at all levels.

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Ensuring business continuity is a key part of everyone’s role

Blog posts   •   Nov 17, 2016 11:33 GMT

For business continuity in particular, it can be tough to get traction if the business has experienced calm waters for a while. The problem with that is, it doesn’t necessarily bring a call to action to the forefront of people’s minds and culture can suffer as a result.

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Organizations lacking in workplace recovery options

News   •   Nov 14, 2016 16:35 GMT

A disconnect exists between business continuity professionals and end users when it comes to workplace recovery, according to a report published by the ​Business Continuity Institute and supported by ​Regus Workplace Recovery.

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About The Business Continuity Institute

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is a global membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity professionals

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for Business Continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide. The BCI offers a wide range of resources for business professionals concerned with raising levels of resilience within their organization or considering a career in business continuity.

With circa 8,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide, working in in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors, the BCI truly is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

The BCI stands for excellence in the business continuity profession and its Statutory grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency in BC.

The BCI Partnership, through corporate membership, offers organizations the opportunity to work with the BCI to promote best practice in business continuity and to raise their corporate profile in the global BC arena. The BCI Corporate Partnership currently has approximately 120 Partners worldwide.

The BCI seeks to promote and facilitate the adoption of good business continuity practice worldwide by:
 Raising standards in business continuity
 Undertaking industry research
 Driving thought leadership in business continuity
 Facilitating the sharing of best practice in business continuity
 Training and certifying BC professionals
 Raising the value of the BC profession
 Developing the business case for business continuity

www.thebci.org

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  • The Business Continuity Institute
  • 10 - 11 Marsack St, Southview Park
  • RG4 5AF Caversham, Reading
  • United Kingdom